2005 Product Recalls Alert

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6 Million Children's Metal Necklaces and Zipper Pulls

Stravina Operating Co., LLC of Chatsworth, California, is recalling about six million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls because they contain high levels of accessible lead in the metal and/or in the paint, posing the risk of lead poisoning. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries involving the metal jewelry.

The necklaces being recalled are silver-colored with individual names painted in a range of colors. The nameplate on the necklace hangs from a 16-inch black cord. The jewelry is sold in packaging labeled "Personalized Necklace" and "Stravina." The packaging also displays the UPC Code 0-35203-00039-7.

The zipper pulls being recalled are also silver-colored with individual names in a range of colors. They hang from a silver-colored metal clip designed to attach to backpacks, keyrings, or clothing. The zipper pulls are sold in packaging labeled "Personalized Zipper Pull," "Great for Backpacks and Keyrings too," and "Stravina." The packaging also displays the UPC Code 0-35203-00038-0.

Both the necklaces and the zipper pulls were sold for between $2 and $4 from March 2002 through September 2005 at discount, party, toy, drug, and grocery stores. Consumers should take the metal jewelry away from children immediately and contact Stravina for a free replacement.

For more information, call Stravina at 800-964-0029 or visit the company's Web site at www.stravina.com.

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